We’ve all been stuck in a bad meeting. You arrive on time only to have the meeting start 10 minutes late. The agenda? Unclear. The person in charge? Also. Some people start to offer ideas, others shoot them down. Nothing is really decided and the meeting wraps up, as you silently lament the lost hour. There is a better way. These tips and strategies can work for anyone, regardless of title.

Improving meetings is the single greatest way to make a company more efficient, save money and improve management effectiveness.

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